I spent a happy day recently at Westonbirt arboretum photographing the trees in their autumn colours – they are stunning at the moment.
I suppose it must be a sign that I am getting old that I can be satisfied with such a simple activity. I don’t think that is necessarily a bad thing though.
It is such a commonplace these days that being young is good, and old is bad. But the colours of autumn leaves are proof that decline and death can also produce something beautiful.
All images copyright © Fiona Coulter 2012